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Full text of "Sri Sai Baba`S:Charters And Sayings"

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TWENTY-SIXTH TALK

Hoomi and He uses in this book several times that
sort of phrase when He speaks of God. Now His
previous incarnation was an Indian Teacher named
Nagarjuna, and i» that incarnation He made many
great speeches and wrote a great deal, much of which
still remains to us. In those writings and speeches He
is very strongly opposed to any idea of personality in
the Deity. H^ objects even to the use of that word or
that name, and goes deeply into metaphysical ques-
tions of all sorts. Indians, knowing all that philosophy
of Nagarjuna, have often said: "How curious it is in
this little book our Master, who had spoken so strongly
against personality in the Deity, should now use
that word God. The Lord Buddha also spoke very
strongly agamst anything like personality in the
Deity." Well, of course, the answer to that objec-
tion is this: in this book the Master is not going into
the question of the Absolute ; He is not speaking of
THAT—the Supreme, the Eternal. You see, He is
speaking now to a young disciple. In those days,
as Nagarjuna, He was speaking to students who
were, perhaps, thoroughly versed in philosophy
and metaphysics, in many systems of the Indian
Philosophy, and so He spoke strongly against any
endeavour to degrade the conception of the Deity by
making it personal in any way. He is here speaking
primarily to an Indian boy. What would that mean
to the ordinary Indian boy ? Of course it would
mean Ishvara that is, the Solar Logos, the Solar